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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Information is everywhere, especially in the workplace. But traditional means of securing and sharing data—which typically involve accessing password protected information from various sources—is inefficient, cumbersome, and risky.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
OSHA has just released a Memorandum on the Enforcement Launch for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in General Industry and Maritime rules.
Orrick
In 2012, a Colorado bakery refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, but offered to sell the couple any other type of cake or baked good the store offered. At the time of the baker's refusal, Colorado did not recognize same-sex marriage
Fisher Phillips LLP
Actors and actresses, who work on contingent and short-term assignments in the movie industry, previously encountered some of the same issues that gig workers face today.
Holland & Knight
The improvement of the minimum wages in Mexico is, for some, a fundamental topic in achieving a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The employers investigated ranged from a restaurant chain to a skin care company to a book store.
Orrick
The Dynamex decision established a three-factor "ABC" test that, on its face, places the entire burden of showing that a worker is not an employee squarely upon the hiring party.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Is there nowhere that the gig economy can't go? As gig workers expand into increasingly unlikely industries—including restaurants, hospitality, beauty, healthcare, and even science ...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On April 2, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a ruling with narrow application, but it is significant because it likely signals a "new day" favorable to employers regarding how Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") ...
Ford & Harrison LLP
Effective May 2011, Georgia's Restrictive Covenants Act (RCA) represented a significant change to pre-existing Georgia law.
Fisher Phillips LLP
The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel, Peter Robb, recently outlined the agency's plan of action for evaluating workplace rules in his latest memorandum to regional offices ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Earlier this month, San Francisco's Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Committee unanimously approved an ordinance that requires certain cannabis business permit applicants to agree to enter into a collective bargaining agreement (a "Labor Peace Agreement") with a "Bona Fide Labor Organization" as a condition of receiving a cannabis business permit.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule on association health plans (AHPs). The final rule generally is consistent with the proposed rule published on January 5, 2018, and allows employers and sole proprietors to band together on the basis of geography or industry.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Employers that are worried about whether their new or upgraded programs for silica protection will pass regulatory muster under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) general industry standard for respirable crsytalline silica, for which enforcement begins on Saturday, June 23, 2018, can breathe a small sigh of relief.
Orrick
On June 4, 2018, a 7-2 United States Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. et al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission et al. reversed discrimination penalties against a baker who refused to create a wedding cake...
McDermott Will & Emery
Ron Holland, Ellen Bronchetti and Kevin Connelly presented on challenges California employers face in light of a stricter definition for independent contractors.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On June 14, 2018, the Vermont Attorney General released its "Guide to Vermont's Laws on Marijuana in the Workplace," which can be found here.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Last week, I attended the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco with 3,500+ others from all over the country (and some from outside the U.S.).
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
I recently found out that one of my employees has been sharing his salary with other employees and posting it on his Facebook page.
Littler Mendelson
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) responded to Governor Tom Wolf's call to modernize Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules for "white collar" employees.
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Were you one of the lucky few to "win" one of the 85,000 H-1B visa numbers in this year's random selection process held by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lottery?
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On February 6, 2018, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jerry Maatman and Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Editor Perry Cooper presented a timely event on "Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation Panel Discussion."
Davis & Gilbert
Many cybersecurity breaches have been reported over the last few years. The most notable of these is the recent Equifax breach.
Proskauer Rose LLP
As part of Proskauer's collaboration with the New York City Bar Justice Center, I recently had the honor of assisting an Army veteran in his claim for disability benefits ...
Mayer Brown
Last week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took another step in the overall DHS effort to reduce the rate of overstays with a focus on the student and exchange visitor populations.
Fakhoury Law Group
The MOU will increase the ability of the agencies to share information and identify, investigate, and prosecute employers who may be discriminating against U.S. workers and/or violating immigration laws.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
We all know (or should know) that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other discrimination laws prohibit intentional discrimination "because of" protected characteristics like race, age, gender...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
California's AB 2069, a bill to require employers to accommodate medical cannabis users, recently failed to advance past committee.
Fisher Phillips LLP
To boost innovation and remain competitive, employers often have no option but to sponsor foreign nationals for H-1B work visas to meet their labor needs, especially when it comes to workers ...
Littler Mendelson
Every year state laws and local ordinances take effect after the first of the year, and 2018 is no exception.
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